We went to the back bay in Newport this weekend. The grandkids loved the inflatables…they did tons of bouncing and backflips trying to gain more air with each attempt.
But me, at this stage of the game, decided to paddle board instead. Though the thought of going on the water slides tempted me, the vision of me breaking my back prohibited me!

I enjoy paddle boarding now, but at first I thought the idea ridiculous because it seemed so difficult to cut through the water while standing up with no motor to propel you!
Now I see it differently. The calmness calls to me; though I know at times I can get into a strong current, it’s worth it to be in a peaceful place on top of the water.
Yes, people were all around me and I had a couple of stow aways too ☺️which I loved. But it actually serenaded my soul if I could say that.
It brought a song of stillness and serenity to my inner self … something I really needed.
Calmness is something we should seek after in this crazy world of movement… movement toward things that bring anxiety and doubt.
Maybe we should ask ourselves more often about our thoughts and what they move us toward. Choose to move toward peace and stillness instead … really toward Christ because he offers this to us all. ❤️

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